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Pintail Caol Ila 11 Year Old Pineau des Charentes Cask

Sale price£89.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: The Whisky Cellar

Whisky Makers: Keith Bonnington

Range: Pintail

Distillery: Caol Ila

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 11 Years Old

Cask: Pineau des Charentes Cask

Cask Ref: 12038

Alcohol by Volume: 57.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Limited Edition: 659 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caol Ila 11 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Smouldering beach bonfires, salty sea breezes, citrus peel and Bourbon biscuits.

Palate: Salt brine, cigar box, honeyed apricots, and gingerbread. Pineapple grilled on the barbeque, smoked grist and dark toffee.

Finish: Long and lingering. Ashy smoke with brown sugar with brown sugar and stewed pears.

About this Pintail whisky

This is a rather special single malt whisky from Pintail. It was distilled at Caol Ila in 2012 and matured initially in a refill Sherry butt. Keith Bonnington then reracked the whisky into a cask that previously held Pineau des Charentes, a highly revered ancient fortified wine of the Cognac region in Western France. The result is a whisky with notes of a smouldering beach bonfire, toasted almonds, gingerbread, charred citrus peel and dark toffee.

Pintail Caol Ila 11 Year Old Pineau des Charentes Cask
Pintail Caol Ila 11 Year Old Pineau des Charentes Cask Sale price£89.95
Single cask whiskies bottled by The Whisky Cellar
Keith Bonnington, Founder of The Whisky Cellar

Meet The Founder

Keith Bonnington

Keith Bonnington has over two decades of experience in the whisky industry, including 11 years at Edrington. He was made Keeper of the Quaich in 2013, and founded The Whisky Cellar in 2016.

His main collection of whiskies is indeed called The Whisky Cellar. These are single cask whiskies bottled all natural, having been through careful review by Keith's tasting panel which has an incredible 200 years of experience between them.

Keith also has a few other excellent labels. There's Brig O'Perth, a historic brand producing highland style blended malts. Easy Sipper, a range of easy-drinking single grain whiskies. And Pintail, a vintage collection of diverse spirits including whisky, sherry and port.